Rodallega in Fulham move

FULHAM manager Martin Jol has toasted the arrival of striker Hugo Rodallega after signing the Colombian on a free transfer from Premier League rivals Wigan.

Jol revealed the 26-year-old, who scored 24 goals in 117 Latics appearances, had turned down suitors at home and abroad in favour of securing a move to Craven Cottage.

“I am delighted that Hugo has decided to join Fulham,” he said. “There has been a lot of interest in him from other top-flight teams in England and abroad, so to be able to add his quality to our squad is a massive boost this early in our preparations for the new campaign. He’s a great addition and I think he’ll contribute very well to our style and philosophy.”

Rodallega, whose arrival compensates for the departure of Pavel Pogrebnyak to Reading, said: “I’m thrilled to have signed for Fulham. I wanted to stay in England and I’m delighted that I now have this opportunity.”